How are you guys?
I'm getting the following issue. I was trying to fix it of several ways but without success.
In our organization, to navigate through internet, you need to configure the proxy server.

I have installed Skype for Linux Beta (v5.3.0.1) and I'm getting the following message when I open it.

Sorry, we couldn't connect to Skype.
Please check your internet connection and try again.

When I check Debug Logs, I get the following message:

[Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:24:12 GMT][INFO][AuthenticationManager] Redirect to login at login.live.com/oauth20_authorize.srf?client_id=00000000480BC46C&redirect_uri=h

[Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:24:12 GMT][WARN]Failed loading page. [-102] ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED. Url: login.live.com/oauth20_authorize.srf?client_id=00000000480BC46C&re

I have to remove https:// from the URLs because I'm new here. The weird thing is, that when skype starts, it seems to recognize the proxy (It is a assumption)

[Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:24:11 GMT][INFO][EcsConfig] Downloading ECS Config

[Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:24:11 GMT][INFO][HttpsRequest] [1c4925] Sending request to GET https://a.config.skype.com/config/v1/SkypeElectronWrapper/1427_5.3.0.1?ConfigOption=
release&clientId=5c02b3d4d7b7e468f7ef81d0cfbefafa, Proxy: true, Attempt: 1/1

In my home I don't need proxy and it works like a charm

I tried also modifing the starter script (http://xpo6.com/skype-for-linux-behind-a-proxy-server/), proxifing the skype with tsocks, but all without success.

Maybe someone here has the magic solution (I hope it).

Thanks in advance, and please, if you need further Information, I could provide it.


  • I too had the same issue. I found the solution on their official website. support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34656/… Read the last question in the "Questions about getting started" dropdown. I tried it in ubuntu 14.04 and it worked like a charm !!! Hope it works for you !!! – Rohith Reddy Sep 4 '17 at 16:13

I have found the solution! I have centos 7 with Mate Desktop.

Mate has the option to configure global proxy in System -> Preferences -> Internet and Network -> Network Proxy. I configured it and Skype works like a charm now!

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